With a week to spend in Patagonia, it's easy to plan a trip around your interests. Trekkers can hit the trails among the granite peaks of Torres del Paine. Outdoor enthusiasts will love visiting the famed Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. For wildlife, head to Punta Arenas, and visit an island home to a colony of Magellanic penguins. Learn more about your options in our roundup below.

Torres del Paine "W" Trek

Hiking the W circuit
Day Destination Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Santiago de Chile Santiago
Day 2 Santiago to Patagonia: Torres del Paine National Park Torres del Paine
Day 3 Las Torres (Trek) Refugio El Chileno 
Day 4 Los Cuernos (Trek) Los Cuernos Shelter
Day 5 French Valley (Trek) Paine Grande Shelter
Day 6 Grey Glacier - Puerto Natales (Trek & Boat Ride) Puerto Natales
Day 7 Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas & Departure  


Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most spectacular parts of the Patagonia region and the southern Andes. Located at the southern tip of the Americas, the park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and one of the most visited in Chile. This itinerary will cover the striking pointed peaks and massive glaciers of the Paine Massif and Southern Patagonia Ice Field, along what is popularly known as the "W" route based on its shape. In less than a week, you will trek through almost 37 miles (60 km) of trails and stay at a variety of lodges and refugios overnight. Learn more

Active Northern Patagonia

Rafting on the Futaleufú River
Day 1 Arrival in Santiago de Chile
Day 2 Flight to Esquel - Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Esquel - Rafting training - Terminator Camp
Day 4 Kayaking Espolon River - Trekking to Tree House Camp
Day 5 Trekking - Rafting - Kayaking - The Nuns Camp
Day 6 Canyoneering - Rafting - The Nuns Camp
Day 7 Transfer to Esquel - Flight to Santiago - Departure


This weeklong trip packs in a lot of adventure—trekking, kayaking, rafting, and canyoneering—plus sleeping in some beautiful and unique locations. With ample time devoted to training, travelers of all levels of experience will get the most out of this itinerary. From canyons and rapids to hiking in the forest and spending the night in a tree house, experience the best of northern Patagonia. Learn more

Punta Arenas & Torres del Paine

Punta Arenas
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Santiago de Chile Santiago
Day 2 Fly from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas Punta Arenas
Day 3 Isla Magdalena and Penguin Colony Punta Arenas
Day 4 Punta Arenas to Torres del Paine Torres del Paine
Day 5 Boat Trip to Glacier Grey Torres del Paine
Day 6 Torres del Paine: Trekking to the Base of the Towers Torres del Paine
Day 7 Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas & Departure  


Begin your journey in the metropolitan capital city of Santiago. Next, head south to Patagonia and walk with Magellanic penguins on Isla Magdalena. Top it all off with a trip to Torres del Paine National Park. Here you'll be treated to breathtaking views of vast grasslands, glaciers, forests, and more. You'll even have the opportunity to hike to the base of the park's iconic towers. Learn more

Los Glaciares & Fitz Roy

View from Laguna de los Tres
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires - Explore the City Buenos Aires
Day 2 Arrival in El Calafate: Buenos Aires - El Calafate El Calafate
Day 3 Perito Moreno Glacier Hike El Calafate
Day 4 El Calafate to El Chaltén El Chalten
Day 5 Hike to Mt. Fitz Roy El Chalten
Day 6 Hike to Mirador Cerro Torre El Chalten
Day 7 El Chaltén to El Calafate - Departure  


If you want to experience the heart of Argentine Patagonia, come to Los Glaciers National Park. It's not only home to a whopping 13 major glaciers (47 total), but the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy as well. This one-week itinerary begins with your arrival in the nation's capital of Buenos Aires, where you can take the day and explore the city. Then you're off to El Calafate, where you'll actually get to hike across the iconic Perito Moreno Glacier. Then it's off to the town of El Chaltén and hiking excursions around the famous Mt. Fitz Roy. Learn more

Multi-Day Hiking in Torres del Paine

Lake Pekoe
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Santiago de Chile Santiago
Day 2 Fly from Santiago to Puerto Arenas - Transfer to Puerto Natales Puerto Natales
Day 3 Transfer to Torres del Paine - Cruise on Grey Lake Torres del Paine
Day 4 Hike to Lake Pehoe Torres del Paine
Day 5 Catamaran Ride - Driving Tour of Torres del Paine Torres del Paine
Day 6 Hike Almirante Nieto - Transfer to Puerto Natales Puerto Natales
Day 7 Puerto Natales to Santiago - Departure  


This weeklong itinerary highlights Torres del Paine National Park for a once-in-a-lifetime hiking trip in Patagonia. After a day to explore Chile's capital, fly south to experience the park's nearly 450,000 acres of glaciers, ice fields, forests, lakes, and rugged mountains that will get your heart racing. Your jumping on/off point will be Puerto Natales—a port city attracting trekkers from all over the world. Learn more

For more Patagonia trip ideas, see all of our 7-day Patagonia tours and itineraries.

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Map of 7 Days in Patagonia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 7 Days in Patagonia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas